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The shortest length of wedding dress ends above the knee and looks brilliant on petite brides who are worried about being swamped in a long dress. For her wedding in London, Kristen wore an embodied glamour gown by Fendi paired it with simple Gianvitorossi shoes. The Fendi dress featured intricate layers of fabric and sequin embellishments. Along with a vintage headpiece and white peep-toe slingbacks, she wore her grandmother's pin on her bouquet.
The day of the wedding is doubtfully a huge day for brides. After the bride, the second most important person is the mother of the bride. Although it’s a very special day for her daughter, but she is the one who will get the attention as well. That’s why Mothers also seek to look beautiful and get busy in searching for a dress which makes them feel young and beautiful which they really deserve.
It’s a mind-boggling job though, but nevertheless, a dress should be something which keeps you confident and beautiful from inside, so that you can stay confident, prominent and shine, because it’s a very important day for mothers too after her own wedding, it’s one more once in a lifetime event that she wants to get everything right. So many questions come to the mind about choosing the right dress for the daughter’s wedding day. What should be the color, length of a dress, and the kind of a dress is commonly discussed question. We have some tips for you which will help you choose a right and timely dress for the bride’s mother:
• Fit with her personality: This is the most important thing one should consider while choosing a dress for bride’s Mother for her daughter’s wedding day. There are many colors, styles, fashion trends, brands, etc., which will confuse you going for a dress which suits her most. Let’s sort it out, look at her personality, her style, and what she likes to wear and then decide about her dress. Traditional dress styles like formal jacket and a hat would be more suitable if she is traditional or conservative kind of person.For up-to-the-minute dresser, she would be fond of dress with extra glamour.
• Fit with wedding theme: there is not one factor which needs to be careful about. Wedding theme is among the important ones as it tells the story about the party and the life in it. When choosing a dress for bride’s Mother, never ignore the wedding theme standing. Otherwise the results can go the other way around, instead of looking lively at the function; it can be otherwise as well. Don’t mess everything to go against the wedding theme. Like it would be a wrong choice if wedding theme is traditional and Moms dress is trendy.
• Mother and daughter match: Be careful, Mother is supposed to wear something different from her daughter on the wedding day. Colors should be well discussed, and brides can help her mother better because first she will focus on her dress then, it comes to Mom. So keep the daughter part of her mother’s choice.
• Mother should be comfortable: On a daughter’s wedding day, bride’s Mother should be comfortable enough with her look and the way she dressed. Because she will confront number of people, let her do it with confidence.
After all, it is advised that the mother should end up choosing the best outfit for her in what she will feel comfortable with. As a result, she will be confident and will confront guests and her old friends, which will increase the charm of the function.
My clients really are the best! It is so wonderful to get letters and notes like the below. Thank you for making me smile today! Hi Goknur!
This is Sarah Abbott, you shot my husband, Bryce, and my wedding almost 8 years ago on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
We still cherish the photos and were so happy to have you as our photographer.
For our anniversary this year I was thinking of putting together a pictorial story book featuring shots of me in my wedding dress. We are living in CA and I thought that w/ the new studio in Santa Monica I might be able to book you.
Please let me know if you are interested and have room in your schedule before our anniversary .
Congratulations on all of your recent success!
It doesn’t matter whether your Bridesmaids are covered in tattoos or have two left feet. Just make sure they are happy!
10 Rules to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy!
Rule #1: Keep costs down.
A bride can be a total bummer when she picks out an incredibly unrealistic dress for her bridesmaids to wear. No matter what the lady at the dress salon may tell you, chances are this dress may never be worn again. Keep your bridesmaids happy (and their pocketbooks in check) with a beautiful – albeit realistically-priced – dress selection.
Rule #2: Pick out a flattering dress.
Every bridesmaid’s body shape is different, so the same dress style won’t flatter each girl the same. Instead, consider selecting an alternative dress – like a convertible dress – that can be worn multiple ways in the same shade. Believe me… they’ll be so happy you did. And, convertible dresses are DEFINITELY re-wearable!
Rule #3: Communicate (with Specificity).
If you expect your bridesmaids to tackle certain tasks, be specific. Communicate your wishes in advance and explain what you’d like them to do. For example, you might ask Stephanie and Monica to hand out programs at the ceremony, while Melissa places the aisle runner before the ceremony. Keep the tasks light and simple. Also, print out any info on a 3×5″ card for each bridesmaid just in case.
Rule #4: Select a neutral-toned shoe.
Do you know what color shoes your bridesmaids want to wear? The color shoes she already has. In her closet. Let your bridesmaids use their best judgment with a shoe that’s comfortable for them (and probably is already a favorite pair in their closet). For example, every girl has a pair of black heels (or flats). Keep it simple and tell ‘em to wear any shoe in a color that works with the dress. They’ll be so happy you did.
Rule #5: Nix any wedding talk on girls’ night.
You may have cake tiers and wedding hairstyles on your mind 24/7, but your bridesmaids are likely not obsessing over your big day. So, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum whenever possible – and, nix any and all wedding talk on girls’ night (unless they ask first). It’ll keep you focused on having fun (and keep you sane, too).
Rule #6: Give her a gift she’ll love to use / wear.
A bridesmaid gift is a token of your appreciation and a way to say thank you for being there for you. Giving a gift is a customary way to say thanks and means most when the gift has meaning or is custom-suited to her individual style. As my sister’s Maid of Honor, she gifted me with a pair of gorgeous silver and pearl earrings for special occasions, along with a cute top (suited to my style!) to wear with my favorite pair of jeans. I treasure the earrings and wear them at any chance I get, while my cute top is on constant rotation and became an instant favorite. Case in point: give a gift that she’ll actually use… and give a gift specially selected with her individual style in mind.
Rule #7: Have food available on the day of the wedding.
Some weddings begin at the crack of dawn with mimosas and hair appointments and last well into the night. Keep your bridesmaids happy by keeping them energized with food and drink available throughout the day. My sister – best MOH ever – brought Jimmy John’s sandwiches to the Church for us to snack on before getting ready. Best idea ever!
Rule #8: Give her a wedding-day itinerary ahead of time.
For the wedding festivities, have a plan in writing to keep the timeline organized. Let bridesmaids know where the rehearsal will be held, when, and what is planned afterward (such as dinner or brunch), along with the wedding time and location, a map, and cell phone numbers in case she needs to get in touch with you or a vendor.
Rule #9: Say thank you. Many, many times.
Simple as that.
Rule #10: Never, ever, ever be a bridezilla…
… because lunatic isn’t a shade that looks good on anyone. Also, being happy is contagious and a happy bride equals happy bridesmaids.
*rules listed by emmalinebride.com
If you’re looking for classic tented wedding in a hot August weekend you are in the right spot. I find fabulous little details that look like they had to have been fairly simple to create. So when I come across a wedding like this my heart immediately follows to all the pretty. There is something so wonderfully romantic about this gorgeous flowers. Plain and simple. Thanks to Kremp Florist, West Virginia flower shop to create a beautiful bridal bouquet. They are one of the finest florists in West Virginia for sure and we love working with them!
Have we mentioned that we love inspiration shoots after the wedding? Especially ones with vintage details. This is how we call elegant love fest!! You should most definitely get to pinning. This beauty at Eleven Hearts Studios is the definition of perfection. With lovely hints of tradition and glamour, gorgeous light, and too many other things to list you take a peek and you’ll see why we are the avid fan of talented Gigi!
Seemingly effortless beauty is a disposition to be generous, love bestowed freely on people. There is little more beautiful than a bride captured in that state. This moment is the perfect example. The delicate gown, and lovely surroundings give this image an utterly romantic mood. Her pictures are breathtaking and I can relive the love and beauty of the day just by looking at them! I wanted to capture the essence of the day. Her grace was the answer!
I love everything about smiling little girls at formal portrait session. As a photographer you need to be very patient while photographing kids on a wedding day. There are so many distractions around for them. You have to be ready all the time for perfect moment cause they usually have their own thoughts on their mind. The best way is not to assume that they will listen your directions and follow your instructions exactly. You should adapt to their natural behavior. You never know what is going to happen. The more flexible you are, the better results you’ll have. Patience is the key while photographing kids. Photography: Gigi Goknur Olguner | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Athenaeum Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association| Floral Design: fantasticfloralevents | Event Coordination: | Invitations: Shine Invitation |Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids’ Dresses + Groomsmen Jackets: Rent the Runway
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Seeing a wedding through the lens of Gigi is always a treat. She's treating us to a gorgeous wedding at Canakkale where every image is simply frame-worthy, We miss you Gigi, come back soon!
After much anticipation, they're finally here! Meet the Christian Louboutin Cinderella glass shoes!The shoes were revealed in Paris during Couture Fashion Week. It is a modern take on the classic princess shoe. Would you wear them?
For more detail here is the Vogue article.
A modern design and bold color of tangerine and turquoise styled wedding. Welcome to the Baltimore wedding of Kaley and Matt. Photographed by Gigi.
Sneak Peek of Amy and Robert's beautiful B&W wedding.
Giving a bridesmaids gift for all they have done for you over the years and with your wedding planning is a must. A bracelet, necklace, shawl, umbrella or handbag are all great options that would last long beyond your wedding day. And don’t forget to get pair of flip flops for your beach wedding or late night comfort for your tired feet. For many more accessories and wedding day flip flops check out yapydesing.com and get ready to ‘Wow’ on your wedding day!
According to wedding reports 35,000 weddings are planned in the D.C. Metro area last year. The D.C. wedding market is now more competitive than ever. The excitement of getting engaged often replaced by stress because many places and vendors are already booked into 2013. We are booking for 2013 weddings in these days and we thought listing of D.C.'s most desired wedding venues might be a good idea for our future brides. Here is the simple list of venues that we enjoyed being there.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.
Image taken by Goknur at Newseum, one of our favorite venue!
This image is from Ashley and Aaron Holmes wedding. As you can see, our packages also include braiding the little princesses' hair.